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February 2019 Finds of the Month Entries

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REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below.

Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! 

If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM.


Please pay special attention to Rule #5: 

Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT  found during the Month of the Contest.

In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds.


Entries will be taken until 11:59:00 PM EDT on FEBRUARY 28, 2019

Any fossil submitted after that time, even if the thread is still open, will be deemed ineligible! 

 

Only entries posted with CLEAR photos and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. 

Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month.

 

Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month.

 

In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. 

Tell us more about your fossil, and why you think it is worthy of the honor. 


To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery.

 

Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry!
Best of success to all, and good hunting!

 

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Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests

  1. Find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found personally by you are allowed. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS.
  2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per member per contest category.)
  3. Your fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or Significant Preparation * of your fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest.
  4. You must include the Date of Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Date of Discovery (if not found in the contest month).
  5. Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. Please make sure you arrange for photos if someone else is preparing your fossil find and completes the prep requirements in the contest month.
  6. You must include the Common and/or Scientific Name.
  7. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the fossil was found.
  8. You must include the State, Province, or region where the fossil was found.
  9. You must include CLEAR, cropped, well-lit images (maximum 4 images). If you are proud enough of your fossil to submit it for FOTM, spend some time to take good photos to show off your fossil.
  10. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims.

 

* Significant Preparation = Substantial work to reveal and/or repair important diagnostic features, resulting in a dramatic change in the look of the fossil. The qualification of Significant Preparation is decided at the discretion of staff. Any doubts as to the eligibility of the entry will be discussed directly with the entrant.

 

******* Please use the following format for the required information: *******

Date of Discovery

Scientific and/or Common Name

Geologic Age or Geologic Formation

State, Province, or Region Found

Photos of Find (Please limit to 4 clear, cropped, and well-lit images.)

(If prepped, before and after photos are required, please.)

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Al Tahan

:popcorn: Can’t wait to see some more great finds!! 

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ynot

Hay hi @D.N.FossilmanLithuania,

Can You post pictures that are natural lighting rather than the color enhanced ones You posted?

 

Thank You,

Tony

 

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1 hour ago, nala said:

Hello, 

Found 2019. 02. 16

A cross section of a Lepidodendron cone (Strobile) Lepidostrobus sp from Lepidodendraceae ,Lycophytes,Westphalien B,upper carboniferous,near Lens, Northern France

Wow. That is a really awesome specimen. I was actually thinking about entering until I saw this gem. I should probably just wait for easier competition, as this looks like a winner to me :rofl:

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nala
On 2/21/2019 at 12:54 PM, facehugger said:

 

 

Wow. That is a really awesome specimen. I was actually thinking about entering until I saw this gem. I should probably just wait for easier competition, as this looks like a winner to me :rofl:

Perhaps could you try Member of the Month ?:headscratch:You look like a winner to me also:rofl:

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facehugger
On 2/21/2019 at 1:05 PM, digit said:

I hope (as the ROFL emoticon suggests) you are kidding (no, the cone is indeed awesome). :)

 

The FOTM contest is not just an "enter if I think I can win" type of contest. It is meant as a showcase for the special finds our members find each month. True, there can only be a single winner in each category but makes for a a great place to gather all of the impressive finds our members make each month so others can enjoy them. Looking back through the monthly contests over the years distills the great diversity and beauty of the items our membership is lucky enough to have in their personal collections (though some of these beauties eventually find their way into scientific collections).

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

While it is a joke, it is also demonstrative of my competitive nature.

 

I guess what I mean to say is - I would vote for his fossil of the month before I voted for my own planned entry. Because it is simply much, much cooler. 

On 2/21/2019 at 5:17 PM, nala said:

Perhaps could you try Member of the Month ?:headscratch:You look like a winner to me also:rofl:

Nah. Never been the community service type. 

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FranzBernhard
7 hours ago, facehugger said:

Never been the community service type.

You are:

7 hours ago, facehugger said:

I would vote for his fossil of the month before I voted for my own planned entry.

:):dinothumb:

 

Btw, would like to see your planned FOTM entry :):popcorn:.

Franz Bernhard

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LiamL

Looking forward to seeing some more entries! 

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caldigger

Great reassembly on that tooth.

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The Amateur Paleontologist
7 hours ago, Cowboy Paleontologist said:

when I got Humpty Dumpty put back together again, I had my largest tooth to date at just shy of 1 3/4 inches.

Quite the puzzle you had there :) And with very nice results!

Beautiful tooth!

-Christian

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digit

And they said Humpty couldn't be reassembled. ;)

 

Nice work.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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PaleoNoel

Super cool tooth! Gotta love the Triassic material.

:envy:

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